Parkmobile USA, Inc. Introduces Pay by Phone Parking in Richmond, Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today a revolutionary new service that will allow residents and visitors in Richmond to save time and money by using their mobile phone to pay for parking.

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To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register for free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, motorists can use a mobile app, the internet, or a toll free phone call, 877-PARK-758 or 1-877-727-5758 to pay for parking. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Motorists can also select the option to receive text message alerts and reminders fifteen minutes before their time expires.  

"CityParking Inc. is leveraging the cloud computing environment to enhance the way parking is managed. We are proving how the technologies that have been rapidly deployed in recent months down to the personal level can be incorporated into the parking experience and improve pricing and access to parking at the consumer level," said Gloria K. Sharrar, principal owner and former Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations at Bank of America. "This is a game-changer for Richmond's downtown parking. We are the first parking operator in Virginia to offer the pay by phone service for our parking lots."

"Parkmobile is very excited to launch our pay by phone parking service in collaboration with CityParking. Pay by phone offers customers a new and better way to pay for parking. Parkmobile users have 24/7 access to their online account; they can print reports and easily track their parking expenses. It's much faster and more convenient," noted Albert Bogaard, CEO of Parkmobile.

The program will be offered at designated CityParking locations in Richmond. Parkmobile's innovative technologies and services will enhance the experience of motorists. Parkmobile's pay by phone is an ideal parking option, and is simple and convenient.

This is Parkmobile's first implementation in Virginia. For additional information, please visit: www.parkmobile.com.

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for pay by phone parking and digital parking permits. With millions of registered users, Parkmobile is available in more than 100 cities worldwide. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and has become one of the largest providers of cashless parking systems in the United States. The company's call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.parkmobile.com.

About CityParking Inc.

A woman-owned, SWaM certified business, CityParking Inc. is the largest locally-owned private parking operator in Richmond, Virginia, working with over 2,900 parking spaces in 23 locations downtown. The management team has over 50 years of combined professional parking management experience. Ms. Sharrar, Principal, has more than 25 years of IT management, systems development and business recovery experience on a national and international scope. The ownership team prides itself on providing personalized attention to their clients and customers.

SOURCE Parkmobile USA, Inc.



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